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Try heart-healthy produce this summer

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c6835daa-129e-4f77-8d00-387675e9b37f#.WucsUFw-dBw There’s no better season than summer to add ripe, just-picked heart-healthy fruits and veggies to your diet. Produce is rich in powerful nutrients that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain cancers. Check out the infographic below for ideas on getting a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. […]

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Avoid a post-picnic sick

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b6c68637-884b-4a74-b923-c0d5fedd03cf#.Wucqalw-dBx Planning for the perfect picnic for two, or for 20? Picnics and barbecues are what make summertime fun, as long as you take the right steps to avoid food poisoning. That’s a big problem from May through September, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. So to avoid inviting that disaster, here […]

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How to get the most nutrients from your produce

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8e0d0629-7877-4d59-8642-6b796cf5e128#.Wucoe1w-dBw Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. But the nutrient content of your produce can vary depending on how fresh it is and how you store and prepare it. The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are uncontestable: Lower risks for heart disease, diabetes, kidney stones, some cancers and other serious […]

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Motorcycle passengers at high risk of brain injury

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=459aab60-ffae-4355-aef9-5f41569f6c15#.Wucfx1w-dBw Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, a new study shows. And passengers are also more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in a crash. The study involved nearly 86,000 people hurt in motorcycle crashes. All of them were injured between 2007 and 2010. Researchers divided them into […]

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Step up your ladder safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=87ef744e-21a2-45e0-ba8a-8dec74d18ea4#.Wuce31w-dBw As spring arrives, many homeowners set out to clean gutters, wash windows, prune trees and tackle a host of other chores. And many of these projects will require a ladder. But before you step up, brush up on safety. If you’re not careful, ladder accidents can leave you with cuts, bruises, broken bones […]

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Don’t drink the pool water

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=544970c7-1aed-496a-8204-a9995440a788#.WuceZlw-dBw Your chances of getting a bad stomach bug at public pools may be increasing, suggests a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, is a parasite that causes potentially severe diarrhea. It’s often to blame for disease outbreaks at public pools. And since 2004, the number of new […]

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How to nurture your child’s mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a6b9f73e-414b-4fd4-ae16-970e88056387#.WucccVw-dBw You can’t protect your kids from stress and difficult times. But you can help them develop good self-esteem and give them the tools to cope with adversity in a healthy manner. As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But no matter how hard we try, we can’t guarantee their happiness. What […]

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Family meals help kids’ physical and mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c4960c36-45c8-489a-95da-39fa7a4a113d#.Wucb-Vw-dBw The value of a family dinner isn’t exaggerated, according to a new study. It found that children who eat meals with their family benefit from better physical and mental health. Sharing a family meal has been linked to children having a better diet. Research has also suggested that these meals promote language development […]

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